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Second and largest supermoon of 2019 will shine above Canada tonight

Second and largest supermoon of 2019 will shine above Canada tonight

The biggest and brightest supermoon of 2019 will occur Monday night and Tuesday night as the moon reaches perigee, or its closest point to Earth in its orbit. Known to be the biggest and the brightest Supermoon of the year, this particular display of moon will be much bigger and brighter than the usual days.

According to USA Today, the moon will only be about 221,000 miles from Earth, which is about 17,000 miles closer than the average. Do this at moonrise when the moon appears huge on the horizon and later when it looks smaller high in the sky and you'll see that the same size coin covers the moon the whole night.

The moon on Tuesday will be the closest to Earth during its full phase until the full moon of December 2026.

Instead, you'll need to wait until after the moon rises at 5.11pm.

The giant lunar nightlight is set to give a whole new meaning to the idea of dancing "under the light of the silvery moon" and is one you won't want to miss.

The combination of the two means a supermoon appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter.

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You won't need to use any special equipment to see the super moon - it'll be huge! This Super Moon makes its appearance not long after the last one, which occurred on January 21. This is just an illusion - our brain is interpreting that the moon is closer because of its orbit and the sun's brightness reflecting off it.

For some viewers, snow will prevent clear views of the snow moon.

The moon looks particularly large because it's at its closet point to Earth.

It should be obvious why a February full moon is traditionally called a "snow moon" in the United States.

There will be another supermoon March 20, hours after the spring equinox, according to earthsky.org, giving 2019 a total of three supermoons.

The supermoon will coincide with the annual Lantern Festival - or Chap Goh Meh - which marks the end of the 15-day Chinese New Year celebrations.


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